Not Max

It’s not Max but it’s how I wish Max would handle bath time. This photo has been circulating the ‘net. I can’t find the original source for attribution. A more realistic version of Malt-in-the-Tub was posted earlier. Check here.    

Max Visits the Cuauhtémoc

ARM Cuauhtémoc is a sail training vessel of the Mexican Navy, named for the last Aztec Emperor who was captured and executed in 1525. I think Cuauhtémoc means “Descending Eagle” but don’t hold me to that as my conversational Aztec is a little weak. It could also mean “only crazy […]

The Cheapskate Springs for Lunch

The Alpha Japanese Female’s (AJF) birthday is in early September. We have a long standing tradition that we celebrate her jour de naissance by going out for a fancy dinner. She selects the venue for her celebration. Sky’s the limit in terms of price; the wallet is laid bare, supremely […]

Meet Stuart Little

Say good morning to Mr. Stuart Little, one of Max’s best friends in the K Streets. Stuart is a 10 year-old Pomeranian- Dachshund mix, a fluffy little guy who has the calmest personality I’ve ever seen. He’s very laid back, a cool character who doesn’t much engage in dog play […]

Facing Lava

Imagine you own a home, a pretty little place in the rural, forested area of the Big Island of Hawaii. Now imagine that day after day and hour after hour, a stream of molten rock creeps ever so slowly, but ever so relentlessly, towards your home. There’s nothing you can do […]

Max Visits Point Panic

Today Max, the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) and I went to “Point Panic” on the eastern tip of Kaka’ako Waterfront Park, facing Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach across Mamala Bay. Point Panic is where I took the banner photo at the top of this blog. Point Panic got its name because surfers riding […]

Kiku Update

Good news! Max’s favorite little Yorkie companion enjoyed great success at her first dog show. Here are the results in Kiku’s Mom’s own words: On August 16 and 17, she won Winners Bitch (bitch is a good word in dog-ese) over her older “sister” and another girl, for 2 points […]

Doggie Photo App

Have you seen the new app called “BarkCam?” Now here is an example of technology at its finest. BarkCam is an iPhone app that, according to a story in the LA Times, “helps people take pictures of mischievous dogs who’d rather frolic around than pose for a picture.” The Times […]